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Claypot Chicken Rice

There’s chicken rice… and then there’s CHICKEN RICE. Amp up the epicness with this winner dinner and enjoy next-level savoury flavour.


Claypot Chicken Rice

10 minutes + soaking
45 minutes

300g (10.5 oz) chicken thigh fillets, cut into 4cm pieces

2 tbsp light soy sauce

½ tsp dark sweet soy sauce

1 tsp sesame oil, plus extra to drizzle at the end

2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

6 dried shitake mushrooms

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 Chinese lap cheong sausages, sliced

3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 tbsp finely grated ginger

¼ cup Chinese Shaoxing wine

1 cup jasmine rice

¼ tsp white pepper

1 cup chicken stock

sliced spring onion (scallions) to sprinkle

  • Step 1

    Combine the chicken with the soy sauce, dark sweet soy sauce, sesame oil and corn flour. Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.

  • Step 2

    Soak the dried mushrooms in hot water for 15 minutes to soften. Strain the soaking liquid, reserving ½ cup for later. Remove and discard the stems from the mushrooms. Cut the mushrooms in half.

  • Step 3

    Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan over medium heat. Add the lap cheong sausage and stir-fry for half a minute. Add the chicken and stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until just starting to colour. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for another minute. Toss in the mushrooms. Then pour in the Shaoxing wine and use a spatula to scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Then stir through the rice and white pepper.

  • Step 4

    Transfer the rice mixture to a Chinese claypot or a heavy-based saucepan or a dutch oven. Pour over the chicken stock and the reserved mushroom soaking liquid. Place the pot over a medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Gently cook for 30 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.

  • Step 5

    Remove the lid. Sprinkle the top of the rice with spring onion and a drizzle of sesame oil. Serve straight from the pot.

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What our customers say

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5.0 out of 5 stars (based on 6 reviews)
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October 25, 2023


This recipe is sooooo good. I don’t have a clay pot and it still came out marvelous. I didn’t have dark soy sauce so I used Worcestershire sauce instead and I’m glad I did. Otherwise followed it to the letter. Love love love it

Stacey M.
August 24, 2023

Oh this is so good!

This is one of my favorite go-to recipes. I cook the entire recipe, start to finish, in my Le Creuset Dutch oven, since I don’t have a clay pot. This is also a bit easier, since it is just one pot, without transferring anything. I’ve added extra vegetables, once, shrimp (added at last few minutes of cooking). Try it – so good.

March 20, 2023

Flavorful and Delicious

Such a crowd pleaser. I made it first just like the te I’ve said. The 2nd time I had some bok choy in the fridge so chopped it up and threw it in as well. I’m also in love with chili crisps so I put a tsp in for a little punch. Love this recipe so easy. Next time I might try chicken and shrimp.

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